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UK Couple Enjoys Six Bedroom Home Thanks to 3D Modeled, Lego-Like Construction

UK Couple Enjoys Six Bedroom Home Thanks to 3D Modeled, Lego-Like Construction

Legos are appealing to so many of us—at any age—because they give us the opportunity to build models and dream, whether we are constructing an entire city or a model of a Star Wars ship. Most of us begin working with such building blocks from the time we are children, and often we hand down […]

Legos are appealing to so many of us—at any age—because they give us the opportunity to build models and dream, whether we are constructing an entire city or a model of a Star Wars ship. Most of us begin working with such building blocks from the time we are children,...
It's Time for the UK to Get Proactive About the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Says Government-Commissioned Report

It's Time for the UK to Get Proactive About the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Says Government-Commissioned Report

Ever since the Brexit vote occurred, everyone has been wondering what the United Kingdom’s economic future will look like. According to Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, the country should be just fine – as long as it fully embraces and catches up to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In a government-commissioned report entitled Made Smarter, […]

Ever since the Brexit vote occurred, everyone has been wondering what the United Kingdom’s economic future will look like. According to Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, the country should be just fine – as long as it fully embraces and catches up to the...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive launches its 3D printed titanium spinal implants. LPW will be […]

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive...
SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning opportunities displayed on multiple stages for over two decades. The goal of the TCT Show is to increase the advancement, and the acceptance, of 3D […]

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning opportunities displayed on multiple stages for over two decades. The goal of the TCT Show is...
UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder victims. Researchers with Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have been working on a unique project dealing with the many difficulties of 3D facial […]

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder victims. Researchers with Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have been...
UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each year. The Find a Better Way foundation, which was set up by football legend Sir Bobby Charlton to aid landmine survivors and reduce casualties, awarded […]

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each year. The Find a Better Way foundation, which was set up by football legend Sir Bobby...
3D Printed Sundial Tells the Time and the Story of Berkeley Castle

3D Printed Sundial Tells the Time and the Story of Berkeley Castle

In the town of Berkeley, in Gloucestershire, UK, is Berkeley Castle, a magnificent stone fortress that has been standing since the 12th century. It’s seen a lot of history, including, allegedly, the murder of King Edward II in 1327, as well as multiple battles. For all its age and history, though, the castle, owned by […]

In the town of Berkeley, in Gloucestershire, UK, is Berkeley Castle, a magnificent stone fortress that has been standing since the 12th century. It’s seen a lot of history, including, allegedly, the murder of King Edward II in 1327, as well as multiple battles....
Hermit Crabs Move into 3D Printed Homes for New Advertisement

Hermit Crabs Move into 3D Printed Homes for New Advertisement

Moving into a new home isn’t easy. While it may be exciting and a new beginning, almost no one really enjoys the process itself. It’s stressful and a lot of work to pack up everything you own and haul it into a new place. For a hermit crab, however, moving is easy, which is why […]

Moving into a new home isn’t easy. While it may be exciting and a new beginning, almost no one really enjoys the process itself. It’s stressful and a lot of work to pack up everything you own and haul it into a new place. For a hermit crab, however, moving...
Paving the Way for the UK’s 3D Printed Future

Paving the Way for the UK’s 3D Printed Future

On a damp Wednesday afternoon in Yorkshire, a factory floor is busy churning out bespoke metal parts for industries including aerospace, motor sport and automobile at a pace which would have been unimaginable without 3D printing. Here traditional manufacturing methods like welding and forging have given way to smarter machines which are turning digital CAD […]

On a damp Wednesday afternoon in Yorkshire, a factory floor is busy churning out bespoke metal parts for industries including aerospace, motor sport and automobile at a pace which would have been unimaginable without 3D printing. Here traditional manufacturing methods...
Johnson Matthey Focuses on Binder Jet Ceramic 3D Printing, Opens New R&D Facility

Johnson Matthey Focuses on Binder Jet Ceramic 3D Printing, Opens New R&D Facility

Some of the world’s most established chemical companies have been investing significantly in 3D printing, as the technology offers novel application opportunities for advanced materials. For example, BASF has partnered with HP and Essentium Materials, and will soon be opening its own 3D printing subsidiary, while SABIC has been addressing “the gamut of additive manufacturing” […]

Some of the world’s most established chemical companies have been investing significantly in 3D printing, as the technology offers novel application opportunities for advanced materials. For example, BASF has partnered with HP and Essentium Materials, and will...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
Adopting Additive Manufacturing: Financing as a Barrier to Entry in 3D Printing

Adopting Additive Manufacturing: Financing as a Barrier to Entry in 3D Printing

One of the major advantages of 3D printing often touted in marketing literature is its cost-cutting capability as compared to traditional manufacturing techniques. As material is built up in additive manufacturing, rather than cut away through subtractive techniques, materials savings can be substantial as only the necessary amount is processed for a given component. Especially […]

One of the major advantages of 3D printing often touted in marketing literature is its cost-cutting capability as compared to traditional manufacturing techniques. As material is built up in additive manufacturing, rather than cut away through subtractive techniques,...
LPW Case Study Examines Porosity in Metal 3D Printing, Helps Users Optimize New System

LPW Case Study Examines Porosity in Metal 3D Printing, Helps Users Optimize New System

UK-based LPW Technology, with headquarters in Pittsburgh also, specializes in creating and distributing metal powder for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. This includes a full lineup of powders made for selective laser melting, laser metal deposition, and electron beam melting. Customers have access to standard powders, as well as custom alloys. LPW also offers a number […]

UK-based LPW Technology, with headquarters in Pittsburgh also, specializes in creating and distributing metal powder for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. This includes a full lineup of powders made for selective laser melting, laser metal deposition, and...
Industrial Realities of Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing without the Hype

Industrial Realities of Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing without the Hype

This week in Nottingham, great minds in additive manufacturing are converging at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing. The event, now in its twelfth year, is always highly anticipated as the speaker lineup promises a look into the depths of the 3D printing business — without the hype. Among the well-regarded lineup […]

This week in Nottingham, great minds in additive manufacturing are converging at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing. The event, now in its twelfth year, is always highly anticipated as the speaker lineup promises a look into the...
UK Surgeon Uses Materialise OrthoView Software for Pre-Planning Surgical Success in 39 Hip Procedures

UK Surgeon Uses Materialise OrthoView Software for Pre-Planning Surgical Success in 39 Hip Procedures

The work of Dr. Grant Shaw in Portsmouth, UK serves as a prime example of the importance 3D technology plays in medicine—with Materialise OrthoView software operating front and center. Dr. Shaw has now completed 39 hip surgeries since August of 2016, to include 35 elective hip arthroplasties and 4 acute, total hip replacements. All surgeries […]

The work of Dr. Grant Shaw in Portsmouth, UK serves as a prime example of the importance 3D technology plays in medicine—with Materialise OrthoView software operating front and center. Dr. Shaw has now completed 39 hip surgeries since August of 2016, to include 35...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 7, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 7, 2017

Happy July! We’ve got a lot of news for you today in this week’s only edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, covering everything from 3D printers and hackathons to business and politics, so get ready. Sculpteo is now offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology, while ARRK has installed a 3D Systems printer and NVBOTS is […]

Happy July! We’ve got a lot of news for you today in this week’s only edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, covering everything from 3D printers and hackathons to business and politics, so get ready. Sculpteo is now offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion...
3D Printing Helps to Make New Ears for Young Microtia Patients

3D Printing Helps to Make New Ears for Young Microtia Patients

We’ve seen cancer patients and car crash victims receive 3D printed ears after losing an existing ear, but what about children who were born with an ear that hadn’t completely developed yet? Microtia, which means ‘little ear’ in Greek, is a congenital condition where the external ear is either underdeveloped or not developed at all […]

We’ve seen cancer patients and car crash victims receive 3D printed ears after losing an existing ear, but what about children who were born with an ear that hadn’t completely developed yet? Microtia, which means ‘little ear’ in Greek, is a...
Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery. From 3D imaging and 3D printed patient-specific models, which as we know […]

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery....
3D Printing Helps UCL and Microsoft Research Gamify Cystic Fibrosis Breathing Treatment

3D Printing Helps UCL and Microsoft Research Gamify Cystic Fibrosis Breathing Treatment

I have never been much of a video gamer, but I’m a little obsessed with playing Angry Birds on my phone. There aren’t a lot of high stakes in that game – it’s mindless enough, but if I’m able to break my previous high score, I’ll admit to getting a little excited. So here’s an […]

I have never been much of a video gamer, but I’m a little obsessed with playing Angry Birds on my phone. There aren’t a lot of high stakes in that game – it’s mindless enough, but if I’m able to break my previous high score, I’ll...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 12, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 12, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on 3D printing business, a new facility, and a couple of new products. The SYNNEX Corporation announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution in North America, a new distributor for Verashape means that the […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on 3D printing business, a new facility, and a couple of new products. The SYNNEX Corporation announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D...
Hobs Studio 3D Prints a Giant Master Plan for a Giant Housing Development

Hobs Studio 3D Prints a Giant Master Plan for a Giant Housing Development

East London will eventually be home to over 10,800 new homes, thanks to a massive development known as Barking Riverside. The former Barking Power Station site is to become a brand new neighborhood, complete with housing for about 29,000 people as well as 65,000 square meters of commercial space. It’s a huge undertaking, to say […]

East London will eventually be home to over 10,800 new homes, thanks to a massive development known as Barking Riverside. The former Barking Power Station site is to become a brand new neighborhood, complete with housing for about 29,000 people as well as 65,000...
Stratasys 3D Printing Advances Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stratasys 3D Printing Advances Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

As humans, our faces are very important to us. I’m not talking about in a physical sense, although that is certainly true as well, but in terms of how they form and are formed by our identities. Having a damaged or deformed face can be profoundly disturbing to its owner, even if the facial difference […]

As humans, our faces are very important to us. I’m not talking about in a physical sense, although that is certainly true as well, but in terms of how they form and are formed by our identities. Having a damaged or deformed face can be profoundly disturbing to...
3D Printing in Nottingham: Xaar Holds Official Opening Event for New 3D Centre

3D Printing in Nottingham: Xaar Holds Official Opening Event for New 3D Centre

In 2015, digital inkjet technology developer Xaar plc made the decision to expand its focus to the additive manufacturing sector, and has really been upping its game recently. Xaar introduced a new bundle option, Materialise software included, with its additive manufacturing development kit, and is now a member of an Innovate UK-funded consortium to develop AMT’s […]

In 2015, digital inkjet technology developer Xaar plc made the decision to expand its focus to the additive manufacturing sector, and has really been upping its game recently. Xaar introduced a new bundle option, Materialise software included, with its additive...
BRL Team to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robotic Hand

BRL Team to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robotic Hand

Individuals—and different cultures—worldwide have varying perceptions of how robots should look, and what they should do. Dating back to the first popular science fiction books and movies, our fascination with robots has only continued to accelerate. And thanks to the work of scientists around the globe, it is a field that has continued to evolve […]

Individuals—and different cultures—worldwide have varying perceptions of how robots should look, and what they should do. Dating back to the first popular science fiction books and movies, our fascination with robots has only continued to accelerate. And thanks to the...